Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston has unveiled plans for a £250m ‘digital campus’ which he says will lead to the creation of thousands of jobs.
The development is being jointly funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Middlesbrough Council and today’s plans are the “£45million first step” in the scheme. Preston has also opened the development up for private funding opportunities.
Office space is being sold from £18sqm, with units ranging from hot desks and three-person small business hubs to offices that can hold around 200 people. The development will include a helipad, cinema and a 200-seat lecture theatre for conferences.
Work is due to start in August, with a completion date of 2022. The building will be “the premier office destination for 100 miles”, according to the team behind it. As well as building three skyscrapers, the project has plans for a working farm on the site.